20 Mar 2004

Fiji police unit continuing investigations into alleged coup supporters

8:36 am on 20 March 2004

Fiji's ambassador to the United Nations is expected to face further questioning over his alleged role in the May 2000 coup.

Colonel Isikia Savua was Fiji's police commissioner when he was accused of having had a major role in the overthrow of the Chaudhry government.

Colonel Savua and other senior police officers will come under scrutiny again from a six-member police team set up specially for the purpose by current commissioner, Andrew Hughes.

The officer heading the team, Assistant Commissioner Kevueli Bulamainivalu, has told radio station Legend that their work has been progressing well since it began earlier this month.

He says the investigation files of some senior police officers will go to the director of public prosecutions soon to determine whether charges should be laid.